Hopefully everyone has had a chance, by now, to take a breath after this past school year and enjoy some well-earned time to rest, relax and of course, READ! While you are enjoying your summertime pursuits, I want to remind you about NHSLMA's Library Camp!
For those of you who may not know, Library Camp is NHSLMA's summer event. This one day event will be held this year on August 14 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, centrally located in Manchester. This camp is a great opportunity to think about the upcoming school year and begin to plan how to start 2019 -20.
Our theme for 2019 is Adventures Begin @ Library Camp. This summer's keynote speaker is Ali Schilpp, School Library Journals 2018 Librarian of the Year. Ms. Schilpp's keynote is entitled Adventures Begin ... with the School Librari-CAN (Companion, Advocate, Nerd) about the critical role of librarians in the school, as the ONEs who CAN share the world of words, speak up for kids and build learning confidence. During her breakout session, House of Robots, she and her family (husband, Brian, and son, Abe) will share strategies for developing robotics programs, hosting hands-on STEAM projects and building LEGO confidence in your school library.
Further concurrent sessions throughout the day will focus on three of our AASL shared foundations: Inquire, Curate & Engage. Session topics include favorite databases, genrefication, library website design, the experiences of a first-year librarian, and many more. The wonderful Chris Rose will share his latest book recommendations for elementary and intermediate readers and for our older readers, there will be a YA Book Slam! We have also built in some time for collaboration with grade-level peers, as well because we know how valuable it can be to share and exchange information with each other! AND breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Go to NHSLMA.org to see more and register now!